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LIVE AT FIVE – 04.10.12

Posted on | April 10, 2012 | 29 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

WaPo/ABC Poll: Obama Leads Romney 51-41 Among Adults

President Obama

President considered to be more likable; Romney leads by only 4 points on handling economy

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Amanda Bynes

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29 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE – 04.10.12”

  1. sheryl
    April 10th, 2012 @ 6:07 am

    Well, that kinda sucks. 51/41 among adults?..and the GOP wonders why conservatives do not support Mitt. As hard as it was to convince the folks to vote for McCain, this is going to be almost impossible.

  2. Wombat_socho
    April 10th, 2012 @ 8:21 am

     Adults != likely voters, so I wouldn’t sweat it too much. Conservatives aren’t thrilled about Mitt because of  his lack of conservatism, not his lack of good poll numbers.

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  4. ThePaganTemple
    April 10th, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    Let me get this straight. Obama leads Romney by ten points, because he is the most “likeable”? And this is among “adults”?

  5. Bob Belvedere
    April 10th, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    In name only, Pagan, in name only.

    KING ARTHUR: On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot; it’s a silly place.

  6. richard mcenroe
    April 10th, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    Or it could be that adults recognize that both men are dissembling frauds, but Obama leads because he promises he’ll give his followers free stuff and Romney trails because he promises he won’t give his followers what they demand.

  7. Daisy
    April 10th, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    Here’s a prediction: Romney will get his turn and like John McCain he’ll lose only by a bigger margin.

  8. richard mcenroe
    April 10th, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    In terms of probability, should that tragic even come to pass, I further predict the sun will rise, water will be wet and rocks will roll downhill.

  9. daialanye
    April 10th, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    If Romney manages to get past Pensyltucky it will all depend on the VP choice. Sarah almost saved McCain from himself and his staff, and someone is going to be needed to save Mitt.

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  11. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 10th, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    The polls between Obama and any of the GOP candidates do not mean a lot right now.  Watch the trend as the election progresses.  That is what matters.  

    Cheer up.  Cheer up.  Here is a Separated at Birth of a creepy gender confused leftist and …?

  12. richard mcenroe
    April 10th, 2012 @ 10:45 am

     You mean like Bush’s Budget Director?

    “That oughta do it.  Thanks, Ray!”

  13. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 10th, 2012 @ 10:45 am  WaPo and ABC also added seven points to the Democrat side of the sample…

  14. richard mcenroe
    April 10th, 2012 @ 10:46 am

     After watching the burnt offering her own party made of Sarah Palin, what conservative with any self-respect or survival instinct is going to tie themselves to another shopworn squish served up by the RNC and DC GOP?

  15. daialanye
    April 10th, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    I mean someone who is both conservative and a spectacular personality, qualities which Romney so obviously lacks. Someone, in other words, who can set the base on fire.

    It’s premature to say, but the only one who looks good to me at present is Allen West. Daniels and his sort will enthuse no-one, while a mouthy RINO like Christie, for instance, will turn off more voters than he inspires.

    Let’s face it, Romney has no sparkle, and has managed to win only one election by means of his standard means of spending a hoard of money and backstabbing his opponent. Will that work against Obama, a master of such tactics himself?

  16. Horatio C. Bunce
    April 10th, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    That should read “Alec Baldwin”, not “Adam”.

  17. richard mcenroe
    April 10th, 2012 @ 11:43 am

     Why should we waste Alan West trying to give Mitt Romney a pulse, in the hope of putting Mitt Romney in charge of national policy?

  18. richard mcenroe
    April 10th, 2012 @ 11:44 am

     Too late.  Someone gave Adam Wombat’s address…

  19. daialanye
    April 10th, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    The VP candidate almost always gets a boost, even in a failed campaign. West wouldn’t be “wasted” but would have his prospects improved.

    Still, I only suggest his type as a possibility, although an officer who’s willing to scare the bejasus out of a prisoner rather than coddle a terrorist is my kind of guy.

  20. Wombat_socho
    April 10th, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

     I’ll be happy to see him. He was awesome in “Full Metal Jacket”.

  21. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 10th, 2012 @ 1:00 pm  Da Tech Guy disassembles this poll (the poll was intended to deceive…).

  22. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 10th, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    Richard, I think we know it is over if he goes with Porter.  As in, four more years of Obama.  

  23. Pathfinder's wife
    April 10th, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    Yeah, Palin’s political career just took off after being McCain’s running mate.

    I’m a West fan  — and I’d rather not see him wasted and trashed.  Besides, I don’t think he and Romney mix well together (and I’m beginning to believe the GOP doesn’t want to win this one anyway…but then again, the Dems don’t seem to be too thrilled with the prospect either; nobody wants to inherit this s**t sundae).

  24. Bob Belvedere
    April 10th, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    To be a rock and not to roll.

  25. daialanye
    April 10th, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    Pathfinder’s wife [below] is being unobservant or forgetful. Palin was almost totally unknown to the voting public before McCain plucked her from nowhere. Despite being very effectively trashed by Dems and RINOs, and mismanaged by McCain’s staff, she is today a major force in national politics.

    She has wisely chosen to stay above the fray this time around, but look out for her in 2016.

    Only if the VP comes across as a weakling while in office (see Dan Quayle) is the holder of that office diminished.

  26. Adjoran
    April 10th, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Among “adults,” roughly a third of whom can’t even be bothered to fill out their name and address on a card to register to vote even after years of being harangued to do so, and a sample skewed Democratic by +11, which not even the most rabid Obama supporters believe will be close to the November electorate.

    You can win any argument on any subject if you are allowed to define all the terms, of course.

  27. Adjoran
    April 10th, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

     Disassembling the dissembling, has a nice ring to it.

  28. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 10th, 2012 @ 4:37 pm
    FYI Wombat.  20 years since Sam Kinison died. It makes me feel old.  But I note the conversation that Kinison had along the road just before he passed.  

  29. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 10th, 2012 @ 5:42 pm